VW Settlement

Michigan Awards $13 million in VW Settlement Money for Electric School Buses

On September 12, 2019, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced an award of roughly $13 million to go towards the Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation Electric School Bus Pilot Project. Lion Electric was selected as the manufacturer for the pilot program and will provide 11 electric school buses throughout [...]

By |2019-09-17T14:32:57-04:00September 16th, 2019|

Washington State Launches $2.25 Million Charging Infrastructure Program for Government Agencies

On September 4, 2019, the Washington State Department of Ecology announced a new round of VW Settlement funding targeting state and local government facilities. The program seeks to accelerate EV adoption in both public and private vehicle fleets throughout the state by expanding access to public charging sited at government facilities. The program will [...]

By |2019-09-11T12:35:10-04:00September 11th, 2019|

Florida Releases Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

On July 17, 2019 the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released its draft mitigation plan. Florida's plan for spending its $166.28 million share of the Environmental Mitigation Trust is the last draft plan of the 50 states and Washington, DC to be released. The department allocated the maximum 15% of funds to Light-Duty [...]

By |2019-07-17T19:12:39-04:00July 17th, 2019|

Virginia to Invest $12 Million in Electric Transit Buses

Governor Northam of Virginia announced on June 24, 2019 that the state is spending $12 million on 17 electric buses and related charging infrastructure. $9 million of this award comes from the VW Settlement and the remainder from the state's transit capital program. Transit agencies in Alexandria, Blacksburg, and Hampton Roads will be the [...]

By |2019-06-24T20:13:27-04:00June 24th, 2019|

New Jersey Announces Statewide EV Partnership and Awards $16 Million in VW Settlement Grants

On June 3, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the statewide Partnership to Plug-In. This interagency clean transportation plan will coordinate the efforts of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to advance clean transportation targets and accelerate charging infrastructure [...]

By |2019-06-10T11:42:33-04:00June 3rd, 2019|

Tennessee Allocates $8.8 Million of VW Settlement Funds for School Bus Replacement

On May 22, 2019, Tennessee announced the recipients of $8,854,685.42 in VW Settlement grants to replace older models of diesel school buses with newer and cleaner alternatives. The funding will help replace 143 older diesel school buses with one electric, 68 diesel, 66 propane, and eight CNG school buses. 39 school districts across the [...]

By |2019-06-07T12:26:49-04:00May 23rd, 2019|

Colorado Adds 24 Electric Buses Through the VW Settlement

Colorado announced almost $14 million in awards through the VW Settlement on April 18, 2019. The funding will go towards the purchase of 24 electric buses, three CNG buses, and one LPG bus throughout the state. This is the first award made from the state's $68 million total allocation.  This marks a step towards [...]

By |2019-07-26T08:42:22-04:00April 24th, 2019|